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LATEST: Liverpool begins huge HMO licensing push

Liverpool City Council has clamped down on HMO conversions as it launches a new assault on the private rented sector.

BREAKING: Sheffield latest to consider city-wide selective licensing

Sheffield council is to consider a city-wide selective licensing scheme, a move that has been hailed as a victory by fast-growing tenant...

LATEST: Oxford council significantly expands landlord licensing powers

The city of dreaming spires is set to introduce a blanket selective licensing scheme following a consultation last year that revealed strong...

SPOTLIGHT: Church of England gives its blessing to tougher landlord regulation

The Church of England has said that parish churches should get more involved in local housing issues across England and has given...

Penalty kick! Footballer fined and told to repay rent after ignoring...

A landlord who is a former professional footballer has been ordered to pay back tenants’ Housing Benefit after failing to licence his...

NW council re-starts selective licencing consultation year after Covid scuppered plans

Oldham Council is pushing ahead with its consultation on a new selective licensing scheme nearly a year after its plans were scuppered...

Selective Licensing improves landlords behaviour, claims council

Peterborough Council is preparing to repeat its extensive selective licensing scheme covering nine areas of the city, for another five years.

Latest selective licensing scheme is ‘unaffordable and unfair’ say landlords

South Tyneside landlords have slammed their council’s new selective licensing scheme, labelling it a money-making exercise that’s unaffordable and unfair.

Council reveals ‘four Es’ for landlords: engagement, education, encouragement and… enforcement

An absentee landlord has been fined £2,500 for failing to licence a property that she had been renting out for several years.

Luton licensing problems rumble on: ‘How did the borough council get...

A row over Luton Council’s failure to launch its selective licensing plans rumbles on, with opposition councillors labelling it “a mess”.